Monday, June 15, 2009

abundance of color.....

Contemporary Realism

"Morning Star"

Transparent Watercolor on 8" x 10" 300lb. paper

....bold and strong. This is a transparent watercolor, which is a layering of colors in order to strengthen and build the color and values of the object(s) being painted. It is time consuming in that each previous layers needs to dry before applying the next. The object was to show the beauty in contrast of the intense colors of yellows and pinks in this oriental lily. It was contrasted against an abstracted darker foliage background further emphasizing the flower. There you go, a mini art lesson for you!! Enjoy.


hollysarah said...

this is stunning!

elizabeth said...

Thank you holysarah!